With all the anxiety that's floating around out there as teams make their picks, let me offer some words of wisdom to nervous fans: the guys in charge don't know what they're doing either. The night he anticipated all his life.

"I want to say thank you for this opportunity, first, and I'm just looking forward to this", said Fultz.

I think that Boston is the best situation for that, because he will have to earn playing time by defending. The Lakers still seem undermanned for the upcoming season, but they're reportedly setting up to make a huge free-agent splash after the 2018 season, potentially luring all-world forward LeBron James and/or perennial all-star Paul George out west. "I refuse to fail, period". And that caused all the lights to huddle over Josh Jackson. Leading his Bruins to an Sweet 16 appearance, Lonzo averaged 14.6 points and 7.0 assists a game.

Over the past 10 seasons, only two other freshmen had a better scoring average in college: Kevin Durant for Texas in 2006-07 and Michael Beasley for Kansas State in 2007-08.

Jackson never thought that would be him, so he said he didn't work out for the Celtics.

"If he can shoot the ball at an above-average level", McDonough said, "he can be a star". Devin Booker does, too, so things could get interesting out on the wing for Phoenix.

Markkanen was asked about potentially playing with or replacing Porzingis, who team president Phil Jackson told MSG Network on Wednesday the Knicks are taking calls about after he left NY without attending his exit interview.

"In our opinion, elite two-way wings are the hardest players in the National Basketball Association to find", McDonough said.

"Fultz is a grinder", Colangelo said. "We're trying to see if we can do something similar".

Fultz will start his National Basketball Association career with the Philadelphia 76ers and his story is one that began in Maryland as he overcame adversity to ultimately land the top spot in the draft.

At just 19-years-old, there's plenty of upsides there for the young guard of the future for Philadelphia. "We're going to get ours tomorrow".

For all the years of experience that many front-office people have in the major pro sports, a lot of them don't have the most sterling track records of success.

"It was unbelievable, really, truly a blessing". "I admitted to it from day one". That he is - even though the team he's headed to changed just days ago.

For one reason or another, scouts, coaches, general managers, and owners become hopelessly enamored with certain players.

The Sixers kept the project rolling later in the first round, striking a deal with Orlando to acquire the 25th pick, center Anzejs Pasecniks from Latvia.

Finally, zero surprises with the number one of the Draft. After adding Zach LaVine in 2014 and Karl-Anthony Towns in 2015, the Timberwolves are one of the more exciting young teams in the league.

The Suns are enduring the longest playoff drought in the franchise's history. With the front line of Larry Bird, McHale and Parish, Boston made five NBA Finals and won three championships in the 1980s.


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